In the wake of many sexual harassment claims, is 2017 the year we retire ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’?
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” is getting a revamp for the #MeToo era.
Radio stations around the U.S. and Canada have dropped the 1944 Christmas tune from their lineups over lyrics including, “I ought to say no, no, no, sir / Mind if I move in closer.”
As Vox’s Emily Crockett wrote, the song strikes many as, “a little rapey.”
But Penn Holderness, of the viral video Holderness Family, has put a 2018 spin on the classic song.In Holderness’ version, “Baby Just GO Outside,” consent is key.
Lyrics include, “I really can’t stay / OK, you’re free to go,” “I’ve got to go away / Understood — no means no.”
“Baby, Just GO Outside” was shared Monday and has already racked up nearly 18 million views on Facebook.
It’s not likely destined to become a holiday classic. But “Baby Just GO Outside” is probably the first Christmas tune to mention Uber.
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